REFUGE MEDIA PROJECT RECEIVES GRANT FROM EASTMAN FUND
We've just received notice that the Lucius & Eva Eastman Fund has approved a grant in partial support of our documentary, REFUGE: Caring for Survivors of Torture. The Fund has supported previous films by project director Ben Achtenberg, and it's great to have this renewed affirmation that they value what we're doing. We still have a long way to go to ensure completion of the film, though. Take a look at the list of our supporters, and consider joining them by making a contribution TODAY. Just click on DONATE NOW.
caring for survivors of torture
It’s estimated that more than 500,000 immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the United States have been victims of politically motivated torture. They come here from Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia — some legally, some undocumented, some with families and some very much alone. They live in major American cities and in small towns. Some survivors bear visible scars, but many more have been wounded in ways that remain hidden. Throughout the United States, healthcare and social service professionals and students have mobilized to respond to their needs.
The Refuge Media Project was created by filmmakers, health educators, and human rights activists concerned about this issue. We are producing a documentary film on immigrant torture survivors in the United States, and on some of the individuals and organizations who are working to help survivors deal with their traumatic pasts, and with the sometimes traumatic experience of coming to America. Learn more about this project…
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Click here for a quick guide to what’s available under the main tabs of our banner.Our website is growing all the time, with a range of information and resources for those working with people who have been tortured — or those who just want to learn more about the impact of torture on individuals and society.